pdx76 (650) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 2014 bday gift- pours clear copper with medium thick head. Nose of grain, grass, hop. Taste is of medium piney hop, bitter grass, and citrus.
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cathcacr (636) - Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Up there quite high in the eschelons of my favorite APAs. This is nearly IPA, said near-IPAness being a characteristic reminiscent of Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale. These particularly memorable APAs succeed by infusing more bitterness into their profiles. I don’t know what hop varieties in particular might have been used in the process of bringing this beer recipe to fruition, but one thing is unmistakable: it’s heavy on the hop trichomes or whatever the relevant bitterness molecules are called.
ADfan (628) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer has a golden amber color with a medium head. The aroma has some citrus and grass along with some malts. Taste has some earthy hops and a slight bitterness.
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 ounce bottle. Slightly hazed amber with one finger of off white head. (gentle pour) Good amount of lacings. Aroma is floral hops. Taste is citrus grapefruit orange hops and strong support from the sweet malts. Tasted like a nice West Coast Pale Ale to my palate. Easy drinker, very smooth. Medium dry finish. Very fine spring beer. I believe this beer was quite fresh and it is the first time I have seen it on the shelves in the Portland area.
Syzzer (597) - Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The texture is light with bitter aftertaste. Nothing especially prominent, easy to drink but lacks character
dhunter151 (587) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a white head. Citrus, lemon, pine. Starts off great but didn't really like the finish. Kind of reminded me of a lager. Good mouthfeel. Average pale ale.
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johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light orange with a frothy off white head. Bitter citrus aroma. Initial flavors of toasted malt quickly give way to a grassy hop finish with a lingering bitter aftertaste Dry texture with average carbonation. A little heavy for a ’refreshing’ Spring seasonal but not bad.
larryLSB (443) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bomber, the last of that 22oz four pack that is out right now. Clear, medium gold in color with a small off white head. Nose was mild, hints of grass and citrus, but not predominant. Taste was on the biiter side. Not too bad, but after trying all four, there appears to be a "Ninkasi" profile emerging, which could be a good thing, similar to my experience with Lagunitas.
DavidWoodruff (411) - Windsor, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: melon and citrus.
Appearance: Dark gold with thin white head.
Flavor: Yeasty bread with a huge hop bitterness.
Palate: light to medium body with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A bit out of balance. More aroma hops and less bittering hops would be an improvement.
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottles, I thought I reviewed this already. Amber pour with white head. Aroma is floral and citrus (lemon). Flavor is very floral little malt. Hop forward but not enough. Fairly boring really.